On a bright spring morning in 1912, a man stood upon the high railway embankment near the Mayo Road (now called Shahrah-e-Allama Iqbal) Level Crossing and gazed upon the TRIANGLE - the area formed by the forked (Lahore-Karachi and Lahore-Delhi) railway tracks and the Canal - wondering whether it could be done, for his mind had conceived the idea of constructing a golf course on this broken ground covered with a wild tangle of bushes and Pampas grass (sirkanda) where jackals, hares, partridges and snakes abounded and where huge area of saltpeter dust would have to be subjugated into ‘fairways’. This bold enthusiast was one Mr. S.N. Nulty, Permanent Way Inspector of the then North Western Railway.
The Royal Palm Golf & Country Club (Royal Palm) is located on the site of the former Pakistan Railways Golf Club which was founded in 1927. Today completely remodeled and landscaped, the Royal Palm bears little resemblance to its past. Widely regarded as one of the subcontinent’s best golf courses, the Club itself has set a new benchmark for others in the region to attempt to emulate both in concept and execution. The Pakistan Railways leased this property in September 2001 to the consortium now named Mainland Husnain Pakistan Limited (MHPL).
The state-of-art 72 par, 18 hole championship golf course was designed by the LDR consultants of Malaysia. The lower case front 9 holes of the golf course and the multi-tier 32 by, night-lighted driving range were opened in February 2003 and the back 9 in October 2003.
As an icon in the business world, Mr. A. Razak Dawood is one of the leading personalities in Pakistan’s business and economic landscape. Mr. Dawood presently heads Pakistan’s leading engineering, chemical and power conglomerate known as Descon. He holds a BSc. in Mining Engineering from England, and an MBA from Columbia University, New York. He has also been Managing Director of Lawrencepur Woollen and Textile Mills as well as Dawood Hercules Chemicals Limited.
I like the sports and the gym facilities the best! You have well trained staff. I believe in a healthy body and a healthy mind, and I make sure that I take some time out for a work out. I also take part in Royal Palm’s fitness competitions. For improvement I would suggest you to have small, private dining rooms for businessmen to entertain their guests like everywhere else in the world.